Rental small car wanted for the whole summer

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Tweedie
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Rental small car wanted for the whole summer

Postby Tweedie » Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:56 pm

Hi anyone know of a reasonably rentable small car (eg nissan micra/seats 5) from 24 July to 28 August. I normally rent cars by the week/ 2 weeks but when I've put in the 5 weeks it's come up with an abominable price! Any suggestions gratefully received. Oh yes from Chania airport.

peebee
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Re: Rental small car wanted for the whole summer

Postby peebee » Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:13 pm

Contact these three in Kalyves area, they might be able to do you a deal for a long rental.
https://kalivestravel.gr/index.php/en/
http://www.flisvos.com/
http://www.autoclub-rentals.gr/

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Re: Rental small car wanted for the whole summer

Postby filippos » Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:45 pm

There are three local firms in Kalyves/Almirida area who operate from the airport.

Kalives Travel: 0030 28250 31046; 0030 6973 70490; http://www.kalivestravel.gr/ ; Fax: +0030 28250 31022; Contact form on the web site. (Georgios and Evyenia)

Auto-Club Rentals: 0030 28250 32382; 0030 6974 774 201; http://www.autoclub-rentals.gr/ ; info@autoclub-rentals.gr (Kostas)

Flisvos Car Rental: 0030 28250 31337; 0030 6972 779 777; http://www.flisvos.com/ ; Contact form on website. (Manolis).

If you want to contact them by phone out of season you may need to try the mobile numbers (beginning 697)

Over the years I've used all of them and they've all been reliable and cheaper than booking from the UK using the big rental sites. On average I've found Flisvos to be slightly more expensive than the other two and all three are much of a muchness for service. They all supply cars from Xania airport.

A couple of months ago I rented a vehicle to give a thorough road test to the type we were considering buying. Flisvos was the only one with that type available at the time and the cost was reasonable. Now waiting supply of the new car and have rented from AutoClub on very good (winter) terms for a 60 days period.

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Re: Rental small car wanted for the whole summer

Postby Carolina » Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:05 pm

It's high season = top prices.

The best deals I have found for visiting friends/family are usually on www.economycarrentals.com . They are a booking site and quote from different car companies, including local ones. Be sure to check the insurance / excess options and second drivers fees on the listings - some quotes give these inclusive, others not.

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Re: Rental small car wanted for the whole summer

Postby filippos » Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:13 pm

As I'd claimed that local companies are often cheaper, Carol, I followed your link and did just one comparison (with AutoClub) for the dates needed. Looked at one vehicle only which is offered on both sites. I only looked at "headline" price w/o any extras.
EC Rentals: €1237.64 AutoClub: €885.00

I didn't look at extras but my current rental with AC includes full cdw insurance with an Excess and they know about, and accept, that individuals may have arranged their own independent excess reimbursement cover (as I have, for about £40-£50p.a., and which is usually way cheaper than the equivalent that some rental companies try to push on to the unsuspecting). 2nd named driver is free (but that may/may not be general), 24 hour breakdown and rescue is included.

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Re: Rental small car wanted for the whole summer

Postby Tweedie » Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:38 pm

Thankyou ALL - i will look into your suggestions x


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